Merit Contractors Association



Merit Contractors Association

May 02, 2014 10:30 ET

Important Construction Report Misses Several Marks

Contractors Association disappointed with report containing errors and omissions; implores the government to consult with industry before proposing legislation

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - May 2, 2014) - Merit Contractors Association has reviewed the Alberta Construction Labour Legislation Review Report and is extremely disappointed in the report's findings.

"The genesis of the report was a need for the government to create an environment where construction projects could proceed on a more cost effective basis. This report will do nothing to help create an environment where industrial costs can be better contained," says Stephen Kushner, President of Merit Contractors Association.

The Association believes a huge opportunity has been squandered. Further, the Association believes the report contains numerous errors in fact and in omission, and is calling on the government to provide time for industry participants to respond to the 220 page report before introducing legislation.

"Legislation proposals at this point in time would be absolutely premature in light of the need to address shortcomings in the report," says Merit's President Stephen Kushner.

The Association is advising government not to rush to legislation in light of the need to address report deficiencies.

About Merit Contractors Association

With over 1,300 member companies employing more than 45,000 Albertans, the Merit Contractors Association is the voice of open shop construction in Alberta and provides human resource solutions through employee benefit, training, and retirement and recruitment programs.

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